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MBChB Medicine / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
5 years
Typical A-level offer

We require grades AAA (all taken at the same sitting after no more than two years of study).

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

Major subjects must include Chemistry, plus Biology, Physics or Mathematics, plus one further academic subject. Any sciences not offered at Higher Level (HL) must be taken at Standard Level (SL) or at GCSE; or a referee's statement confirming proficiency at intermediate level in one unexamined science subject is accepted.

37 points are required overall to include core points with at least 766 at HL including Chemistry and minimum 555 at SL. If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B or above.

The English Language course taken/to be taken in the IB must be clarified with the Medicine Admissions Office prior to application.

Full entry requirements

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How to apply

Please ensure that you refer to the Application Process guide before making your application through UCAS for this course. You will need to choose from two options, which hospital sector you wish to attend in your clinical teaching years (3 to 5). There is also further guidance on the application process which be may be useful to you when writing your application. 

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Course description

The Manchester medicine programme educates, trains and prepares students for practice in the healthcare systems of today and the future. Upon graduation, you will be able to apply knowledge, intellectual and practical skills to understand and manage the complex healthcare needs of individuals and society, while developing the resilience to meet the demands of changing healthcare environments. We run the largest medical school in the UK with over 2200 undergraduate medical students.

We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods but the key Manchester approach is the study of themed case discussions in small groups where students are proactive learners. This is supported throughout the course by lectures, practical classes (including anatomy dissection) and clinical experience. Our course integrates science and clinical learning so you are able to apply scientific knowledge and concepts to your clinical practice.

Graduates of the MBChB Medicine meet the core requirements for junior doctors and successful completion entitles you to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council and apply for Foundation Year 1 posts. See the Careers tab for more details.

You can enter this course with the appropriate qualifications, or if you have successfully completed the Foundation Year 0. We aim to recruit from all sections of the community and encourage able students from all backgrounds to apply.

The course is five years in length:

Years 1 and 2

You will study the foundations of the biomedical, social, behavioural and clinical sciences underpinning medicine. Within a few weeks of starting your scientific studies you will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge in the clinical setting by meeting patients in the community and in our teaching hospitals.

Years 3 and 4

Your clinical science teaching will be ongoing but with a significant increase in clinical learning in teaching hospitals and community settings; the driver is to enable you to acquire clinical competence. Year 3 will emphasise placements in general medical and surgical environments, broadening your clinical practice in Year 4 in a variety of clinical specialities.

Year 5

You will consolidate and integrate your previous four years of study and prepare for practice as a graduate. You will take on supervised responsibility for patient care.

Open days

The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study medicine at The University of Manchester is to come and visit us on one of the our open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250 per annum. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be #21000. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.


No specific academic scholarships are available for this course.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0211
+44 (0)161 275 5584
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Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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